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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jazz & Wine of Peace Festival 2017

Read "Jazz & Wine of Peace Festival 2017" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti

Jazz & Wine of Peace in Collio Friulano celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. The region is known for producing some of Italy's best white wines and is home to some wonderful abbeys and prestigious wine cellars. The festival also celebrates jazz as well as photography, illustrations, cinema, and more. 2017 saw 30 concerts over six ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mauro Bardusco - Direttore Artistico di Jazz & Wine Of Peace Festival

Read "Mauro Bardusco - Direttore Artistico di Jazz & Wine Of Peace Festival" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il festival Jazz & Wine of Peace di Cormòns, in provincia di Gorizia, è una delle rassegne nazionali di maggior successo, cresciuto negli ultimi anni a dismisura certo anche grazie all'unione degli spettacoli con il vino -Cormòns si trova nel Collio Friulano, ove si producono alcuni dei migliori bianchi d'Italia -ma in primo luogo in virtù ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

BassDrumBone and the New Haven Jazz Renaissance

Read "BassDrumBone and the New Haven Jazz Renaissance" reviewed by Daniel Barbiero

When they first began playing together in jny: New Haven, Connecticut in 1977, the trio BassDrumBone--bassist Mark Helias, percussionist Gerry Hemingway and trombonist Ray Anderson--were called OAHSPE. The name, which Anderson recalls having heard in Seattle from a source he understood to be Native American, is supposed to mean “sky earth and spirit." It is coincidentally ...

BassDrumBone: The Long Road

Read "The Long Road" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Decimo disco e quaranta candeline da spegnere per un trio solido e irresistibile come i BassDrumBone di Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway e Ray Anderson.
Si festeggia con un disco doppio che vede come ospiti il pianista Jason Moran e il sassofonista Joe Lovano, scelta del tutto logica data la forte natura avventurosa di entrambi ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, Vermont
June 2-11, 2017

With multiple popup shows and one on the roof of a local parking garage, in addition to the usual plethora of musical offerings up down and around Church Street at the center of the city, The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

BassDrumBone: The Long Road

Read "The Long Road" reviewed by Troy Collins

Trombonist Ray Anderson, bassist Mark Helias, and drummer Gerry Hemingway have been performing together as BassDrumBone for almost four decades. The Long Road, the trio's tenth release, was recorded in celebration of the ensemble's forty-year anniversary, and is the group's most wide-ranging and definitive effort to date. In honor of this auspicious occasion, they invited esteemed ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

BassDrumBone: The Long Road

Read "The Long Road" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

BassDrumBone has been in the business of making bold, muscular music for forty years, starting their unusual instrumental collaboration in 1977, and releasing their first album, Ohaspe on Auricle Records, in 1979. Trombonist Ray Anderson, bassist Mark Helias and drummer Gerry Hemingway employ a free form, powerhouse approach--there's not much pussyfooting going on with this instrumentation, ...

BassDrumBone: The Other Parade

Read "The Other Parade" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

A trentatre anni dalla prima incisione (Oahspe - Auricle Records), esce il nuovo lavoro di BassDrumBone, super trio composto da tre maestri dei rispettivi strumenti che rispondono al nome di Ray Anderson (trombone), Mark Helias (contrabbasso) e Gerry Hemingway (batteria). Tre composizioni a testa, a sottolineare la natura assolutamente paritaria del combo, commissionate dalla prestigiosa Chamber Music America, ...

Terrence McManus / Mark Helias / Gerry Hemingway: Transcendental Numbers

Read "Transcendental Numbers" reviewed by John Sharpe

Guitarist Terrence McManus helms a stellar trio on Transcendental Numbers, through six collective concoctions recorded in New York City's The Stone, straddling and blurring the line between textural improvisation and the more traditional sound of guitar and rhythm section. Brooklyn-born McManus is carving a niche for himself on the scene. Having worked with drummer/composer Tyshawn Sorey, ...

BassDrumBone: The Line Up

Read "The Line Up" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Un ménage a trois consolidato e sempre vivo quello tra Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway e Ray Anderson, semplicemente BassDrumBone, a sottolineare con essenzialità che non c'è bisogno di dire molto altro. D'altronde, basta fare due conti: sono ormai trent'anni che i tre artisti hanno deciso di incrociare i propri destini musicali - a partire proprio da questo trio, ...